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2021 Senate Bill 230: Waive liquor license fees in epidemic, cut state liquor wholesale price
Introduced by Sen. Ed McBroom (R) on March 11, 2021
To waive liquor license renewal fees for the 2021 renewal period, and extend a temporary increase in the usual 17% discount from the "uniform prices" on the hard liquors purchased from the state by liquor stores, bars and restaurants. Under Michigan's "Liquor Control" law, the state is the sole "wholesaler" of hard liquor, which it manages through three entities contracted to do the work (until the 1990s the state actually operated liquor warehouses). An earlier epidemic response law set the discount at 23% through July 1, 2021, which the bill would extend to December 31, 2023.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 11, 2021
Reported in the Senate on April 21, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass; the substitute does not include the license fee waiver in the introduced version of the bill.
Received in the House on April 28, 2021
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on April 28, 2021